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CNN
Jan 2, 2013 8:00am PST
why, refused to give under the circumstances any indication of warning whatsoever, and eric cantor met with us throughout the week, he devised the strategy how to bring it to the floor to make it acceptable to let the republicans who wanted to vote against parts of the bill, they could do that, but the bill was going to pass. the bottom line is here. the republican speaker walked off the floor without allows the vote. i'm just saying these people have no problem finding new york, these republicans, when they're trying to raise money. they raised millions in new york and new jersey. they send governor christie around the country. i'm saying anyone from new york or new jersey who contributes one penny to the republican national campaign committee should have their head examined. i would not give one penny based on what they did last night. i believe a true republican principle, but turning your back on people who are starving and freezing is not a republican value. i was chasing the house speaker around the floor all night, and he kept saying wait until the fiscal cliff vote is over, and
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
, republicans breaking ranks with their house majority leader eric cantor to vote for a plan, 85 house republicans voted for the deal, 151 republicans voted against the deal, including cantor, and that didn't sit well with the tea party. amy kremer tweeted this "i'm extremely disgusted with what happened in the house tonight. there will be consequences." and if you scan any of the big national paper this is morning, the headline might be that yes a deal was reached but how we got there is also making news. "the los angeles times" proclaimed "fiscal cliff plan clears house with gop divided." "the new york post" called it "leap of faith, gop breaks ranks to pass bill." jeff landry was on cnn's "early start" and acknowledged the party tension. >> we have to have a fight to determine what republicans actually stand for now. i think that what you saw november 6th was the fact that the republican establishment can't figure out what they stand for. >> over the next two months we could see a lot more political tension, that's for sure. the deal still has not addressed the debt ceiling fight. c
CNN
Jan 3, 2013 9:00am PST
was some talk about eric cantor, whether or not his name would come up as a nomination. do we know where that came from? >> well, look, because there is almost a storied rivalry between the house speaker and eric cantor and it is one that his -- the aides in both camps try it extremely hard to tamp down to say it's totally overblown and almost a myth. in fact, the two of them made a point walking into the caucus together two days ago. it was carefully orchestrated to walk past the camera together. will there be a naum noigs for eric can for? it's hard to see it. he walked by here, and i said will the speaker be re-elected. he answered absolutely. if there were at some point a desire for change, a coup like we saw back in 1995 against newt gingrich, it's hard to imagine one of the existing members of the leadership would be there. it would probably be somebody who is a new face. >> dana, hang with us. we're going to take a quick break and get back. the vote is still taking place for the house speaker. , i'm goio trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 11:00am PST
both the speaker and the majority leader eric cantor are iron clad. i think we're going to proceed. and i think that this recognizes the heartache and misery that both of our states, the region have suffered as a -- it has been as the governor emphasized, governor christie and in his press conference within the last hour or two, it has been over 66 days. i think it is about time congress responded. i'm pleased that the speaker and the majority leader have listened to our pleas. >> why not have voted on the senate bill and have it all done today? >> that was our hope, but, you know, it will happen. that's the bottom line. and it will happen at the amount that we think is required to meet the legitimate needs of the people of new jersey, new york and points north. >> we asked congressman king, the speaker tell you the reason why he abruptly yanked this from the calendar? >> as peter probably said, he alluded to the fact that there was so much going on, but did not give a specific reason. you might want to ask him that. for us, it is about getting critical aid to people who are suffering.
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
print the coupon at officemax.com. >>> checking the top stories, eric cantor says there's no decision yet when the house will vote on the fiscal cliff deal, which was approved by the senate overnight. house lawmakers return to work in about 90 minutes. the house could approve, reject or amend the measure which keeps tax rates unchanged for most americans. >>> while congress is focusing on the fiscal cliff, the u.s. hits the debt ceiling on monday. they have two months to raise the borrowing limit or risk the government defaulting on its financial obligations. >>> the new york state rifle and pistol association is calling for a boycott of any business that advertises with the paper. they published a list of names and owners of pistol holders. they will continue adding names to the map. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot in her head and is expected to make a full recovery. but that doesn't mean people are not concerned. joining us live now from the state department is our foreign affairs correspondent jim dougherty. how long is the secretary expecte
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 9:00am PST
board for anything? >> i think he will show that strength assuming he has eric cantor on board, kevin mccarthy, some of the other young guns, as they lake to call themselves, in the house of representatives. the or young republican leaders. if he can get all of them together, he's not photog bring in all of the tea party activists in the republican caucus gu together with the democrats who will support him this time and the republicans that could cobble together the 218 votes they need, they have to do this, suzanne, today or tomorrow because at noon on thursday, the 113th congress is sworn in. that's a new congress, new senate, new house of representatives. they have to start from scratch. the legislation that passed in the middle of the night last night, that's going to have to be passed once again in the senate if they don't get this done before thursday at noon. remember, tomorrow's a regular day on wall street. markets are opening tonight on the east coast of the united states, the asian markets will be opening. people will be watching closely to see if there's stability,
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 11:00am PST
learning, dana, eric cantor is telling reporters that he does not support the bill. he does not support the bill. he didn't say whether he would vote against it. he said he did not support the bill. joining us from capitol hill, representative peter welch, the democrat of vermont. thank you so much for being here with us. one of the big questions, do you have any hesitations about voting for the bill that has passed the senate? >> i don't have hesitation about voting for it. there is a lot of things i don't like. and a lot of us thought that the president should have held firm on the revenues at $1.6 trillion, because that's got to be a significant component of a long term balanced deal. on the other hand, we weren't able to get it, partly because of the practical realities of legislating in this town. so what we have now is a middle class tax cut, they're going to stay at the lower rates. we have broken the iron grip of grover norquist on the republican party, at least in the senate, and taxes have gone up on the top 2% and that will help us if going forward. and then secondly,
CNN
Jan 3, 2013 11:00am PST
, respected. he's going to have his hands full. same republican leadership with eric cantor and mccarthy and nancy pelosi and it's basically the same leadership. let's see if there's any difference over the next two years as opposed to the next two years as you and our viewers remember, it's been pretty bitter. >> that's right, wolf. it's out with the old and in with the old in some ways. have you ever seen a time with so much drama at the very end of one congress and then the start of a new one so suddenly in. >> i don't remember this much drama. and as you point out, it was new year's eve, new year's day. all of us were working nonstop around the clock. i don't remember a session like that, working as hard as we did on new year's eve and new year's day. and all of the members are in town. they are supposed to be on their little vacation with their families but they are all here in washington getting ready to vote. so it was pretty dramatic, the end and now the beginning of this new sesession. guess what, if you like this, you're going to like what happens over the next few weeks becaus
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